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Food safety Poultry Farming systems Research Riparian Buffers



Harvesting and packing Romaine lettuce for safety and quality

Salvador Morales walks through the process of harvesting, handling, and packing Romaine lettuce with attention to food safety. Spanish with English subtitles.

11 min.


Sources of Food-Borne Pathogens on the Farm

Produce can become contaminated with pathogens through irrigation water. Dr. Karen Killinger tracks pathogens such as E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella throughout the farm-to-table continuum.

2 min 45 sec

drip irrigation for food safety

Drip Irrigation for Food Safety

Drip irrigation can reduce water-born pathogen exposure to vegetables. Dr Karen Killinger talks about assessing the quality of irrigation water and Andy Bary describes the transition from sprinkler irrigation to drip irrigation at the WSU-Puyallup Organic Farm

7 min 52 sec

alternative poultry dips

Lactic Acid Antimicrobial Rinse for Poultry Slaughter

In recent research lactic acid reduced levels of organisms that indicate the presence of fecal contamination better than chlorine. Dr. Karen Killinger describes trials with this organically approved anti-microbial dip for poultry and how to use it.

6 min 45 sec

systems research at WSU Puyallup

Organic Farming Systems Research: WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center

Organic vegetable farming and systems research are artfully blended at the Long-term Organic Farming Systems Research and Demonstration Site. Dr. Craig Cogger describes the experiment that was started in 2003.

7min 5 sec

Riparian Buffers for Western Washington Agriculture

Buffers separate cultivated land from sensitive natural resources and also function as a biological system that filters and detoxifies pollutants. Jeff Kallestad describes field-scale research on working buffers adjacent to Clark's Creek, Puyallup.

10 min 30 sec

Mark Swanson

Establishing Riparian Buffers Adjacent to Agricultural Lands

How do you successfully establish a riparian buffer? Dr. Mark Swanson lists the benefits of riparian buffers, the right trees or bushes, and how to successfully establish a buffer.

9 min 12 sec

Videography and video editing by the Hmong Youth Video Club and Tom Cogger (Romaine video)
Thank you to the Tallboys and Squirrel Butter for the music.
Video production supported in part by:
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Grant #2009-49400-05978


and Risk Management Agency (Romaine video)


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